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Summer Ballet Intensive 2023

Session 1:

July 24 - August 5, 2023

Session 2:

August 7 - August 19, 2023

Space permitting, dancers may attend both sessions.

Small class sizes of 7 dancers maximum allows for personal attention and individualized feedback from ballet coaches Abby Jayne DeAngelo & Guillaume Basso.


20 hours of classes per week!

  • Technique

  • Pointe

  • Variations

  • Yoga

  • Ballet Theory


Students attend classes Monday–Saturday.

Tuition Cost:

$1,080 per 2-Week Session

Audition Fee:



Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 3:00pm.

Due to a high volume of applicants a 2nd Audition will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 11:00am.


 The audition class will take place at Adage Ballet Studio located in SODO Seattle at 1938 1st Avenue South.


 Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.

*We expect each audition to take approximately 2 hours.


Audition Registration:

If you plan to attend the audition, please follow this link or use the widget below to pre-register* and pay the required $30 audition fee. The deadline to register for the audition is Thursday, February 9th, 2023.

*Pre-registration is required. All audition fees are non-refundable, regardless of circumstance. 


Who is required to audition for the Summer Intensive?

Unless you are currently enrolled in our Full-Time Program, you are required to audition for the Summer Intensive. Even if we know you as a dancer from previous Workshops or Private Coaching Sessions, it is important to see you in the context with others in order to determine proper level placement. Please note that this is a new rule and is different from last year, 2022.


Can I audition by video?

We prefer students attend our scheduled audition in person. Video auditions are accepted only from students who cannot attend the scheduled audition. For more information, please contact us at

When will I find out the results of the audition?

Audition results will be e-mailed within 2-3 weeks of the audition date. No personal feedback from the audition will be provided. Students who are accepted will be asked to respond by the deadline provided in their acceptance letter. Registration deposit is due upon acceptance. Those who do not register by their deadline will be placed on a waitlist.

How are students chosen for Summer Intensive? 

Summer Intensive is by audition only. Students are assessed based on their technique, overall ability, physical attributes, strength, focus, attitude, and previous classical ballet training, as well as the ability to receive and apply correction. 

Are there different levels within the program? How and when does level placement happen?  

At ABS we have Tiers of Training and our Summer Intensive focuses on our Primary Tier which is divided into three levels, Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced. Proper tier placement is determined on the day of the audition. Normally there are students of a broad range of ages in each class. On rare occasions when adjustment in level is warranted, a change will be made as soon as possible.

Is it possible to attend a portion of one session? 

Partial sessions are not allowed. 

Can parents observe classes? Will there be a performance at the end of the session? 

Yes, we maintain an open door policy at ABS. Parents are allowed to observe as long as they stay quiet and respectful of the class.

For students attending Session 1, parents will have the opportunity to attend an informal demonstration on Saturday, August 5th, 2023. 

For students attending Session 2, parents will have the opportunity to attend an informal demonstration on Saturday, August 19th, 2023. 

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